News - 25 March 2021
Posted On: Mar 26, 2021
Printing SA Videos and Webinars
Have you missed out on any of Printing SA’s videos or webinars which we hosted in collaboration with our industry partners? No problem, you can catch up with all of them on our website. Visit our Videos page today, and get up to date with the latest industry developments.
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Keep up to Date with the Latest Industry Webinars and Events
Africa Print Expo Gauteng - 21 - 23 April 2021.
Africa Sign Expo Gauteng - 21 - 23 April 2021.
Africa Print Expo Western Cape - 26 - 27 May 2021.
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Sheetfed Lithographers Assistant Skills Programme
Registration for Printing SA’s Sheetfed Lithographers Assistant Skills Programme closes on 16 April, and this 10-day course is set to begin on 17 May. The course’s collection of learning programmes integrate the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Sheetfed Lithographers Assistant needs to competently assist Sheetfed Lithographers set up, operate and maintain lithographic printing presses.
Visit the Printing SA training page to learn more about this course and for registration details.
REGISTER BEFORE 16 APRIL 2021
Commercial Digital Printer Programme
Printing SA’s Commercial Digital Printer Programme is the ideal course for those looking to establish their career within our industry. The objective of this course is to introduce learners to the Digital Printing Industry and teach the key concepts and theories that they will need to become proficient in the digital pre-press, printing and print finishing environments.
Visit our website to learn more about this course and to register.
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Commercial, Legal and Technical Expertise
As the mouthpiece of our industry, Printing SA is serious about maintaining the sustainability of the industry which is why we ensure our members are kept abreast of key legislative developments affecting the industry. What's more, we offer our members the following legal, commercial and technical representation at a reduced rate:
- Custodian of the Imprint Act, government lobbying, updates on changes to existing, and the implementation of new legislation, relevant to the industry.
- POPI Act - support service for compliance.
- Business Support Helpline.
- Industry Agreement of Trade (Credit Application Form).
- Resources: FESPA/Packaging/GAP.
- Book Development Council of South Africa.
- International and National Trade Exhibitions.
- Health and safety advice on the interpretation of health and safety legislation and regulations.
- Mediation and Arbitration of Commercial and Technical dispute.
- Industry Standards Accreditation and Certification (Employment conditions/compliance with legal requirements such as UIF/COID/Health and Safety/ Employment Equity/National Minimum Wages/WPSP and ATR).
- Imprint Register – In terms of the Imprint Act 43 of 1993, Printing SA is the cushion of the Imprint register.
- FSC certification.
- Ballot Printing Technical Support and Quality Assurance.
- Technical advice on purchasing of equipment and factory layout.
- Certification of compliance with Sustainable Green Print (ISO14001)
You can find out more about our commercial, legal and technical expertise, and how to access them by visiting our website.
Reap The Benefits of Being A Member of Printing SA
For over a century, Printing SA has remained dedicated to offering services that enhance our industry.
As a member of Printing SA, you have access to; Labour Relations, Organisational Development, Policy Development, Commercial and Legal Services, and Selection and Recruitment. Our Members Portal also gives you access to the latest Tenders and CV listings of industry professionals.
To mark our 110th Anniversary, we have launched new benefits including; industry-specific Medical Cover, access to Productivity SA and SASFIN Finance, discounts on HP, Dell and Apple products, and our new Virtual Safety Officer.
Propak Cape 2021 cancelled due to Covid-19
Specialised Exhibitions, a division of Montgomery Group and organisers of the highly successful Propak Cape Exhibition that showcases the latest technologies and innovation in packaging, food processing, plastics, printing, and labelling, has announced that the 2021 show has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Propak Cape was due to take place from 8-10 June at the Cape Town International Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Virtual.Drupa Trade Show
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the cancellation of so many events and industry trade shows have been hard hit, but in the immortal words of Freddie Mercury, the Show Must Go On!
So how will the show go on? In light of the pandemic, The Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC would like to invite all industry members to Virtual.Drupa.
Drupa is the world's leading trade show for print technologies and this year it will be brought to life virtually at Virtual.Drupa from 20-23 April 2021. This is the latest digital platform that allows everyone in the Printing Industry to get connected, exchange ideas, and create solutions.
Registration for Virtual.Drupa is free of charge and we encourage all members to take advantage of this excellent matchmaking tool.
Making Big Moves - the latest in Direct to Garment Printing
The DTG marketplace continues to thrive despite unprecedented recent events. Of all of the sectors utilising digital technologies within the digital textile printing market, the “Direct to Garment” sector stands out as a shining example of success during a difficult year.
The DTG sector, boosted by a growing and irreversible shift to online sales, has also been augmented by significant developments in machinery, software and web to print technologies. Whilst there are numerous success stories for independent retailers, wholesalers and independent designer micro-brands, probably the most successful of these market trends has been the growth of internet platforms offering 3rd party fulfilment rather than simpler websites to promote and sell the on-demand print made available by DTG printing.
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